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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How did you end up choosing dentistry?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What do you like about dentistry?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What other schools did you apply to?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really. It was very conversational. My interviewer was very easy to talk to. When he opened the door for me to enter his office, it took me a second to firgure out which chair I was suppose to sit in. We both laughed about it and he reassured me that it's happened with every applicant he's interviewed. I guess that broke the ice." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Penn website, reviewed my application, read brochures they sent me, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the new building; the introduction they gave about the school was very informative; dental school is part of main institution" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some old facilities" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Shouldn't have stayed in downtown Marriott. They had very bad service. Also the library where they gave the introduction and where we had lunch was a bit cold. I think they had the AC on because it was a bit warm that day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"People shouldn't worry about who they get as their interviewer. What I noticed is that they match you up with an interviewer who you have something in common with. For example, you grew in the same town or graduated from the same school. Mine went pretty well and we ended up talking about music, sports, Philly, food, etc." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Downtown Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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